The Good and The Bad: Al Jefferson Traded To The Utah Jazz

July 13th, 2010 by Timber Wolf Leave a reply »
First off, congratulations to Al Jefferson. A consummate professional who has done nothing but be an upstanding citizen to the city of Minneapolis. One of my favorite players, who has done nothing but lose, now has a chance to go to the playoffs, and play with the best point guard in the NBA.

Al Jefferson has been the cornerstone of the Minnesota Timberwolves' offense. If anyone was a fan of the NBA back in the day, he's the perfect example of low-post basketball at it's finest. He will be great in a Utah under coach Jerry Sloan.

I will now analyze the good and the bad for both teams.

Minnesota Timberwolves and the Utah Jazz

The Minnesota Timberwolves have just lost 20 points and 10 rebounds. They have also lost a legit 2nd or 3rd best option on a championship caliber team. Al Jefferson provided the Wolves with a player that could get his own shot regardless of the competition. He's a low-post beast, and an obvious elite big man in the NBA. While those are hard to come by, Al Jefferson wasn't a perfect model post man.

His defense on the other hand, was abysmal. His defensive awareness is at the very bottom of the ch ...

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